Brother Vectris goggled at the sight of an all-too-familiar profile across the courtyard. "What is he doing here?"
Father Alberion sighed. "He brought a claim before the justices. Technically, he was dismissed inappropriately, and we were obligated to take him back and put him on a performance review plan instead."
"Inappropriately...!?" Vectris said. "The Order of the Azure Shield has but one duty: to maintain the mystic prison around the arch-fiend Blistriek. He colluded with the demon and betrayed all of humanity!"
"Yes," said Albion, "but other than that, his record is flawless. It was a first offense."
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